As we get deep into 2016, a new season of iconic poetry slam and spoken word event, Slamalamadingdong begins again this Thursday. With the new season of Slamalamadingdong, comes another evolution.

Over five years, Slamalamadingdong driven by Michelle Dabrowski has become one of the most consistent and go-to events in Melbourne, drawing in crowds all the time and providing a platform for spoken word artists to throw down in a polished environment, with top grade feature artists to boot. This year is Slama’s second year at the new Northcote venue 24 Moons, a bigger and more open space than the previous Bella Union, but this year, moves back to its previous Thursday night slot, at the end of each month.

This Thursday, the slam season opens with Slama’s traditional one-round open slam, this time challenging poets to the theme of “new beginnings. It features both Tumi and Lady Longdrop as feature artists as well as few others thrown in for good measure, promising to be a great start to their year.

But this new era in Slama is yet to be defined in total, and who that person is is yet to be decided. With the new season, Michelle Dabrowski, who’s produced thirty-five Slama events to date, outlined in her recent blog post, that she’s looking for a new producer to work with her in producing the main slam each month.

Luckily for us, this doesn’t mean we lose Michelle. “Of course, I ain’t really goin nowhere- infact I’ll probably be MORE PRESENT as I am really excited to be involved in Slama’s evolution from more of a mentorship role, supporting and training the new Producer/s and stepping in to help out each month at the live event,” she said.

For more info on how to become the next Producer of Slamalamadingdong, there’s more info and a Position Description on the Slamalamadingdong website.

Benjamin Solah

Benjamin Solah

Benjamin Solah is a writer, poet, spoken word artist, activist and the Director of Melbourne Spoken Word. He grew up in Western Sydney before calling Melbourne home in 2008, where he's performed since 2010 around Melbourne's regular spoken word and poetry nights including Passionate Tongues, The Dan Poets, Voices in the Attic and House of Bricks as well as the NGV and White Night. He's released a chapbook, broken bodies, and two spoken word albums, Duel Power with Santo Cazzati and The World Doesn't Make Sense EP.
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